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Guide to the Patricia Derian papers
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Summary Information

Repository
Mississippi State University Libraries
Title
Patricia Derian papers
ID
MSS.130
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1966-1973
Date [inclusive]
1964-1976
Extent
10.25 Cubic feet : 10 record cartons; 1 SMO folder; 1 OS folder ; 1 VMP folder; Artifacts Box 6; AV Box 4.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Patricia Derian papers, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Biographical Information

Patricia "Patt" Sue Murphy Derian was born on August 12, 1929, in New York City. She was raised in Virginia and California and graduated from the Virginia University School of Nursing in 1953. Soon after, she married oral surgeon Dr. Paul S. Derian and had three children: Michael (1954- ), Craig (1956- ) and Brooke (1958- ). In 1960 the Derians moved to Jackson, Mississippi where Dr. Derian worked at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

Patricia Derian soon involved herself in social activism. In 1962 she helped organize and lead Mississippians for Public Education, a statewide group of white housewives which publicly opposed the Mississippi Citizens’ Council in its call for resistance to desegregation of Mississippi’s public schools.

From 1966 to 1968 as an employee of Lear Seigler, Inc., she served as a consultant for the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) to oversee the workings of the Mississippi Action for Progress (MAP), an organization funded by OEO through the Community Action Program to administer Head Start programs in Mississippi. MAP was instituted in 1966 as a moderate alternative to another Mississippi Head Start organization, the Child Development Group of Mississippi, believed by many to be involved in radical politics. In this post Derian acted as OEO's eyes and ears within MAP, reporting her observations and analyses of MAP's internal problems as well as allegations of harassment of Head Start workers by various opponents of the programs. Derian later helped found the Mississippi American Civil Liberties Union and served as president of the Southern Regional Council.

By 1968 Derian had helped to found the Democratic Party of the State of Mississippi or Loyalist Democrats, a bi-racial alternative to the segregationist Regular Democrats and the all-black Mississippi Freedom Democratic party. The Loyalist Democrats successfully challenged the credentials of the Regular Mississippi Democrats at the Democratic National Convention of 1968 and were seated in their stead. For the next eight years the national Democratic Party recognized the Loyalist faction as the legitimate Democratic Party in Mississippi until the Loyalists and Regulars united in 1976.

Derian served from 1968 to 1977 as a member of the Democratic National Committee; in this post she served on the Rules Committee and on the Democratic Charter Commission. She was also a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1968 and 1972 and actively campaigned for presidential nominees George McGovern in 1972 and Jimmy Carter in 1976. In the latter campaign she served as one of Carter’s campaign directors.

After his election, Carter appointed Derian to the post of Coordinator for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in the State Department (a position subsequently elevated by Congress to that of Assistant Secretary) in which she served from 1977 to 1981. Her mission at the State Department was to promote the consideration of human rights in the making of US foreign policy.

Derian divorced in 1976 and married Hodding Carter III (1935- ) journalist, media executive, and Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Carter Administration, in December 1978.

Sources: Patricia Derian papers.

Damico, John K. 'From Civil Rights to Human Rights: The Career of Patricia M. Derian'. PhD dissertation, Mississippi State University, 1999.

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Scope and Contents

The Patricia Derian papers contain primarily records of Derian’s activities from 1964 to 1976; the two largest groups document MAP and the Democratic Party. Among the types of materials included are correspondence, minutes, logs, reports, publications, legal materials, scrapbooks, artifacts and audio tapes.

The first group of records is the Mississippi Action for Progress (MAP) series. It consists of materials relating to Derian’s tenure as the OEO oversight person within MAP and includes reports, correspondence and news clippings relating to MAP and the Head Start program in Mississippi from 1965 to 1967, including MAP’s rival, the Child Development Group of Mississippi (CGDM). The MAP series includes periodic reports submitted by Derian (probably to the OEO) describing internal problems and conditions at MAP as well as a few alleged incidents of racial harassment of Head Start workers. The correspondence files include memos and letters to and from various individuals such as Owen Cooper, chairman of the MAP Board of Directors, Walter Smith and Helen Bass Williams, Directors of MAP, as well as Patricia Derian and OEO officials.

The second group of materials, the Democratic Party series, contains items relating to Derian’s involvement with the Loyalist Democrats of Mississippi and her work as a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1968 to 1976. Included are materials relating to the formation of the Loyalist party, its successful credentials challenge at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, the 1972 Democratic National Convention, the election campaigns of 1968 and 1972 in Mississippi, and the Loyalist attempts (1971 and 1973) to strip Mississippi’s U.S. senators and congressmen of their seniority privileges in the Democratic congressional caucus. Also documented is the Regulars’ subsequent legal action against the national Democratic Party, seeking recognition as the legitimate Democratic party in Mississippi. Materials relating to attempts at unity between Mississippi’s two Democratic factions between 1971 and 1976 are also found in this series. Persons documented in the series include Patricia Derian, Hodding Carter III, Aaron Henry, Charles Evers, and William Waller.

The third series concerns materials relating to the Civic Communications Corporation (CCC) and its endeavor to acquire a federal license to operate TV station WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1969, the Federal Court of Appeals had denied license renewal to Lamar Life Broadcasting for its racial policies. The series includes correspondence, clippings, CCC’s license application and Federal Communications Commission documents from 1964 to 1972. Patricia Derian was a stockholder and secretary of the corporation.

The fourth series in the collection concerns the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi. Patricia Derian was a founding member of the organization and served on its board of directors. The series includes correspondence, newsletters, minutes, and other materials concerning the organization’s various activities.

The fifth group of materials is the Mississippi Council on Human Relations series. Materials include correspondence, newsletters and other materials relating to the group’s activities.

The sixth series, Southern Regional Council, comprises the records of another humanitarian group that Patricia Derian was active in. It includes newsletters, correspondence, grant proposals, reports on annual meetings and various other subjects. There are also some publications.

The seventh series, Miscellaneous activities and materials, consists of items documenting other organizations, projects and events in which Derian participated or had an interest. Some of the categories and issues include the Jackson State College shootings of 1970; the Laurel, Mississippi, pulpwood workers strike, 1971-1973; the Parchman prison reform project; the Delta Ministry; Jackson Area Head Start; the Mississippi tornado disaster of 1971; Jackson, Mississippi, housing issues; Operation Shoestring; and, the Jackson Sanitation Workers Union. Also included are materials from Derian’s Mississippians for Public Education scrapbook. For preservation purposes, the newsletters, correspondence, and other materials from the scrapbook are now housed in folders. A small group of photographs are related to the shootings at Jackson State College, 1970, and Mississippians for Public Education billboards.

The last series, Audio tapes, contains twelve audio cassette tapes made between 1970 and 1973 of Derian phone conversations with Democratic Party officials and others regarding party and Mississippi topics. The cassettes also contain news broadcasts regarding the Jackson State College shootings and the Democratic Party, a speech and press conference regarding elections, and an Evers gubernatorial campaign meeting. There is also a reel-to-reel audio tape of an interview with Vice-President Hubert Humphrey by journalist Gene Gibbons during the 1968 election campaign.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Mississippi Action for Progress.- Boxes 1-2; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 41; Oversize Manuscripts Box 13

Series 2. Democratic Party- Boxes 3-7; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 41; Oversize Manuscripts Box 13; Visual Materials: Photographs Box 6; Artifacts Box 6

Series 3. Civic Communications Corporation- Box 7

Series 4. American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi- Boxes 7-8; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 41

Series 5. Mississippi Council on Human Relations- Box 8

Series 6. Southern Regional Council- Box 8

Series 7. Miscellaneous Activities and Materials- Boxes 8-10; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 41; Oversize Manuscripts Box 13; Visual Materials: Photographs Box 6

Series 8. Audio tapes- Audio/Visual Box 4

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mississippi State University Libraries 

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS, 39762
662-325-7679
sp_coll@library.msstate.edu

Publication date: August 2008

Access Restrictions

Open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, Mitchell Memorial Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Donor

Patricia Derian, 1973 and March 1976.

Processing Information

Newspaper clippings were disposed of after being copied on to acid-free paper. Duplicate items and publications, and mail receipt cards were disposed of. Some publications were removed to Special Collections or Circulating Collection.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Hodding Carter III papers, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Allen Eugene Cox papers, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Separated Materials

The following items have been separated to Special Collections:

1. Wilber, Leon A. (1964). Mississippi County Government: A Summary of Constitutional and Statutory Provisions.

2. The Hike, 1966 (Valley View Center).

3. Pond, 1965 (Mt. Peel Child Development Center).

4. Today, 1965 (Newell Child Development Center, Holly Springs, and Pilgrims Rest Child Development Center, Durant).

5. Walls, Dwayne. (1970). The Chickenbone Special.

6. Wagner, Dale E. (1972). A Concise History of American Campaign Graphics, 1789-1972.

The following item has been separated to the Circulating Collection:

1. The World Who’s Who of Women: Volume One, 1973.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi.
  • Child Development Group of Mississippi.
  • Delta Ministry.
  • Democratic Party (Miss.).
  • Family Service Association of America.
  • Jackson Urban League (Jackson, Miss.).
  • Mississippi Action for Progress.
  • Mississippi Council on Human Relations.
  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
  • Mississippi League of Women Voters.
  • Mississippi State Penitentiary.
  • Mississippians for Public Education.
  • National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.) .

Personal Name(s)

  • Carter, Hodding, 1935-
  • Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
  • Conner, Douglas L., 1920-1998.
  • Derian, Patricia M., 1929-
  • Evers, Charles, 1922-
  • Henry, Aaron, 1922-1997.
  • Humphrey, Hubert H., (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978.
  • McGovern, George S., (George Stanley), 1922-
  • Muskie, Edmund S., 1914-1996.
  • Ramsey, Claude E., 1916-1986.
  • Strauss, Robert S.
  • Waller, Bill, 1926-2011.
  • Watkins, J. Wesley.

Subject(s)

  • Civil rights movements--Mississippi.
  • Conference on Democratic Party Organization and Policy (1974: Kansas City, Mo.)
  • Democratic National Convention (1968: Chicago, Ill.)
  • Democratic National Convention (1972: Miami Beach, Fla.)
  • Elections--Mississippi.
  • Head Start programs--Mississippi.
  • Jackson State College--Riot, May 13-15, 1970.
  • Landlord and tenant--Mississippi--Jackson.
  • Mississippi politics and government--1951-
  • Mississippi--Governor (1972-1976: Waller)
  • Prison reformers--Mississippi.
  • Sanitation workers--Mississippi--Jackson.
  • School integration--Mississippi.
  • Strikes and lockouts--Forest products industry--Mississippi--Laurel.
  • Watergate Affair, 1972-1974.
  • White Citizens councils--Mississippi.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Mississippi Action for Progress (MAP). 

Derian reports: 

 Box 1. Folder 1. 1966 October-November. 

 Box 1. Folder 2. 1966 November-December. 

 Box 1. Folder 3. 1966 December-1967 January. 

 Box 1. Folder 4. 1967 January. 

 Box 1. Folder 5. 1967 February. 

 Box 1. Folder 6. 1967 March-August and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 7. Project Head Start, Report on Existing Centers, 1967 July. 

 Box 1. Folder 8. Recommendations file, 1966 November-1967 August and undated. 

Reports, instructions, statistics, fliers, and related material: 

 Box 1. Folder 9. 1964 March, 1966 October-1967 August and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 10. Undated: 1. 

 Box 1. Folder 11. Undated: 2. 

 Box 1. Folder 12. Consultants file, 1966 October-1967 February. 

 Box 1. Folder 13. Consultants file, 1967 March-1967 August. 

 Box 1. Folder 14. Mississippi Task Force community profiles and recommendations, 1966 September-1967 January. 

Correspondence: 

 Box 1. Folder 15.  Board of Directors, 1966 April-1967 August. 

 Box 1. Folder 17. Administrative, 1966 November-1967 June. 

 Box 1. Folder 18. Administrative, 1967 June-July. 

 Box 1. Folder 19. Administrative, 1967 July-August. 

 Box 1. Folder 20. Personnel, 1966 December-1967 August. 

 Box 1. Folder 21. Personnel, 1967 August, October and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 22. Office of Economic Opportunity, 1967 January-August. 

 Box 1. Folder 23. Office of Economic Opportunity, 1967 August. 

 Box 1. Folder 24. Miscellaneous, 1966 November-1967 September. 

 Box 1. Folder 16. Board of Directors, 1967 August-September. 

 Box 1. Folder 25. Board of Directors minutes, 1966 October-1967 January. 

 Box 1. Folder 26. Board of Directors minutes, 1967 January-May. 

 Box 1. Folder 27. Board of Directors minutes, 1967 June-August. 

Personnel and educational materials: 

 Box 1. Folder 28. Teacher aide material, 1965 June-1966 October and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 29. Teacher aide material, undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 30. Citizenship course materials, 1967 and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 31. Head Start handbook, undated: 1. 

 Box 2. Folder 32. Head Start handbook, undated: 2. 

 Box 2. Folder 33. Rosters, job descriptions, organization charts and related materials, 1966 November-1967 August. 

 Box 2. Folder 34. Lists of suggested classroom resources, 1966 January and undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 35. Behavior Change Workshop, 1967. 

 Box 2. Folder 36. Derian/LSI Service Corporation personnel records, 1966 August-1967 April. 

 Box 2. Folder 37. Derian/LSI Service Corporation personnel records, 1967 April-1968 February. 

Miscellaneous MAP applications, proposals and other materials: 

 Box 2. Folder 38. Community Action Program (CAP) Analyst's Notebook, 1966-1967: 1. 

 Box 2. Folder 39. Community Action Program (CAP) Analyst's Notebook, 1966-1967: 2. 

 Box 2. Folder 40. Application for Head Start funding by New York agency, 1967 July. 

 Box 2. Folder 41. Application for Head Start funding by MAP, 1967 March: CAP #1-CAP #25. 

 Box 2. Folder 42. Application for Head Start funding by MAP, 1967 March: CAP #30A. 

 Box 2. Folder 43. Application for Head Start funding by MAP, 1967 March: CAP #30A-CAP #30C. 

 Box 2. Folder 44. MAP manual, undated: 1. 

 Box 2. Folder 45. MAP manual, undated: 2. 

 Box 2. Folder 46. Proposal for Head Start program by the Child Development Group of Mississippi, undated: 1. 

 Box 2. Folder 47. Proposal for Head Start program by the Child Development Group of Mississippi, undated: 2. 

 Box 2. Folder 48. Child Development Group of Mississippi Handbook of Medical Services, undated; Child Development Group of Mississippi  Histories Of: Children, Employees, Centers, Community Support, 1966; MAP  Health Services, undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 49. MAP and CAP planning maps, undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 50. Derian daily logbook, 1966 October-December. 

 Box 2. Folder 51. Daily logbook materials, 1966. 

 Box 2. Folder 52. MAP Accounting and Financial Procedures Manual, 1967. 

 Box 2. Folder 53. Miscellaneous blank forms, undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 54. Miscellaneous publications, 1967 June-July and undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 55. News clippings and press releases, 1966 October-1967 July and undated. 

Annotated maps: 

 Box 2. Folder 56. Undated. 

 SMO 41. County map of Mississippi. 

 OS 13. Jackson County. 

 OS 13. Hinds County. 

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Series 2. Democratic Party. 

 Box 3. Folder 57. Young Democrats of Mississippi: Correspondence and other materials, 1966 November 13-1972 January 12 and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 58. Young Democrats of Mississippi: Miscellaneous materials, 1967-1968 and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 59. Democratic Party of the State of Mississippi (Loyalist Democrats): Dinner for Robert F. Kennedy and other senators, 1967 April 10. 

 Box 3. Folder 60. Democratic Party of the State of Mississippi (Loyalist Democrats): Miscellaneous Mississippi voting statistics, 1969-1976 and undated. 

Democratic Party of the State of Mississippi (Loyalist Democrats): Correspondence and other materials: 

 Box 3. Folder 61. 1968-1970 March 8. 

 Box 3. Folder 62. 1970 August 27-1972 August 21. 

 Box 3. Folder 63. 1972 October 19-1974. 

 Box 3. Folder 64. 1975 January 3-October 9. 

 Box 3. Folder 65. 1975 November 1-1976 February 23 and undated: 1. 

 Box 3. Folder 66. 1975 November 1-1976 February 23 and undated: 2. 

 Box 3. Folder 67. Undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 68. Miscellaneous news clippings, 1968 August 24-1975 September 8 and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 69. Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party newsletters, 1967 August 18-1968 December 10. 

 Box 3. Folder 70. Democratic Party of the State of Mississippi (Loyalist Democrats): Election of 1968: Precinct, county and state meetings, 1968 July 2 -August 18 and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 71. Democratic Party of the State of Mississippi (Loyalist Democrats): Election of 1968: Miscellaneous electoral statistics and tallying, 1967-1968 and undated. 

Democratic National Convention: 

 Box 3. Folder 72. Loyalists' credentials challenge of Regulars, correspondence and other materials: 1968 May 28-August 19 and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 73. Loyalists' credentials challenge of Regulars, correspondence and other materials: 1968 August and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 74. Loyalists' credentials challenge of Regulars, correspondence and other materials, undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 75. Humphrey-Muskie campaign, 1968 September 12-December 11 and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 76. Loyalist Party history, rough draft, undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 77. Election of 1971: Correspondence and other materials, 1971 January 3-October 23 and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 78. Election of 1971: News clippings, 1971 September 17-November 1. 

 Box 4. Folder 79. Election of 1971: Loyalists' challenge to Regulars' seniority in Congress, 1970 March 25-1971 February 4. 

Election of 1972: 

 Box 4. Folder 80. Correspondence, 1971 November-1972 January 27. 

 Box 4. Folder 81. Correspondence, 1972 February 3-February 26. 

 Box 4. Folder 82. Correspondence, 1972 February 27-June 30. 

 Box 4. Folder 83. Correspondence, 1972 July 4-December 26. 

 Box 4. Folder 84. Correspondence, undated: 1. 

 Box 4. Folder 85. Correspondence, undated: 2. 

 Box 4. Folder 85a. Correspondence, undated: 3. 

 SMO 41.  Ellis Bodron campaign material. 

 SMO 41.  Metropolitan Bi-Partisan Committee for Shirley Chisholm advertisement. 

 VMP 6. Postcard: The Twelve Caesars Motel, Miami. 

 Box 4. Folder 86. News clippings: 1971 February 17-1972 October 12. 

 Box 4. Folder 87. News clippings: 1972 October 13-1972 November 26 and undated. 

Election of 1972: Democratic National Convention: 

 Box 4. Folder 88. Regulars' challenge of Loyalists' credentials: Correspondence and other documents, 1972 July 1-July 3. 

 Box 4. Folder 89. Regulars' challenge of Loyalists' credentials: Report of the Credentials Committee and news clippings, 1972 June 1-July 9. 

 Box 4. Folder 90. Rules Committee, 1971 October 20-1972 July 1. 

 Box 4. Folder 91.  Rules Committee, 1972 March-June 29. 

 Box 4. Folder 92. Platform Committee: Correspondence and other materials, 1972 March 22-August 2 and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 93. Platform Committee: Alternatives '72: A Report of the Democratic Policy Council to the Democratic Platform Committee. 

 Box 5. Folder 94. McGovern campaign mailing list of ASC Committeemen, 1972 October. 

 Box 5. Folder 95. Young British Conservatives visit to Jackson, Mississippi, 1972 October 12-November 2 and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 96. Democratic Regional Conference, 1968 September 12-1969 July 10 and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 97. Loyalists' challenge to Regulars' seniority in Congress, 1972 March 27-November 28 and undated. 

Legal Materials: 

 Box 5. Folder 98. James Earl Ferguson et al. v. Governor John Bell Williams, et al., 1970 October-1972 September 12 and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 99. James Earl Ferguson et al. v. Governor John Bell Williams, et al., undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 100. Peggy J. Conner, et al. v. Paul B. Johnson, et al., undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 101. Charles Evers, et al. v. State Board of Elections Commissioners (a.k.a. Patricia Derian et al. v. State Board of Elections Commissioners), 1971 April 13-1972 December 28. 

 Box 5. Folder 102. Charles Evers, et al. v. State Board of Elections Commissioners (a.k.a. Patricia Derian et al. v. State Board of Elections Commissioners), 1971 April 13 and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 103. Charles Evers, et al. v. State Board of Elections Commissioners (a.k.a. Patricia Derian et al. v. State Board of Elections Commissioners), undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 104. Tom H. Riddle, Jr., et al. v. The National Democratic Party, et al., 1972 April 28-December 1 and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 105. Tom H. Riddle, Jr., et al. v. The National Democratic Party, et al., 1973 January 24-1975 March 25 and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 106. Tom H. Riddle, Jr., et al. v. The National Democratic Party, et al., undated. 

Loyalists and Regulars attempts at unity: 

 Box 5. Folder 107. Correspondence and other materials: 1970 May 25-1972 March 22. 

 Box 5. Folder 108. Correspondence and other materials, 1972 April 4-1976 January 1 and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 109. News clippings, 1971 March 4-1972 March 25. 

 Box 5. Folder 110. News clippings, 1972 March 26-1976 March 1. 

 Box 5. Folder 111. Proposed Mississippi law governing party delegate selection, 1972 January 27-1975 March 23 and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 112. Proposed Mississippi law governing party delegate selection, undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 113. Mississippi's open primaries law, 1968 March 28-1975 February 4. 

 Box 5. Folder 114. Affirmative Action Plan, 1974 January 7-1975 February 16 and undated. 

 Box 6. Folder 115. Affirmative Action Plan, 1975 March 7-1976 January 25 and undated. 

 Box 6. Folder 116. Lists of Loyalist county leaders, 1970 and undated. 

 Box 6. Folder 117. Miscellaneous receipts and bank statements, 1968 August 10-1972 November 7 and undated. 

 Box 6. Folder 118. Election of 1976: Precinct meetings and other materials, 1975 July 12-1976 December 8 and undated. 

 SMO 41. Election of 1976: Delegate vote tallies, Mississippi primary, Hinds County. 

 Box 6. Folder 119. Election of 1976: Jimmy Carter campaign materials, Mississippi primary. 

Democratic National Committee: 

Correspondence and other materials: 

 Box 6. Folder 120. 1969 November 19-1971 August 18. 

 Box 6. Folder 121. 1971 September 9-1973 April 18. 

 Box 6. Folder 122. 1973 April 19-1974 January 11. 

 Box 6. Folder 123. 1974 January 23-1975 January 23. 

 Box 6. Folder 124. 1975 February 19-October 14 and undated. 

 Box 6. Folder 125. Democratic Charter Commission, 1973 February 13-1974 December 20. 

1974 Conference on Democratic Party Organization and Policy: 

 Box 6. Folder 126. Correspondence and other materials, 1973 December 30-1975 August 7. 

 Box 6. Folder 127. Federal Review of Voting Changes: How To Use Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law), 1974. 

 Box 6. Folder 128. News clippings and miscellaneous materials, 1974 December and undated. 

 Box 6. Folder 129. Democratic Party charter, programs and brochures, 1974 and undated. 

 Box 6. Folder 130. Women's political action: National Women's Political Caucus, 1971 July 10-1975 August 26 and undated. 

 SMO 41. Women's political action: "U.S. National Women's Agenda". 

 Box 6. Folder 131. Democratic Policy Council, 1971 March 29-1975 October 14. 

 Box 6. Folder 132. "Seventy-Forward", Materials prepared for the Colorado Democratic Issues. 

Miscellaneous Publications: 

 SMO 41. Mississippi Democrat, Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall 1973. 

 Box 6. Folder 133. Newsletter, Democratic Planning Group, 1973 January 16-1974 September 1. 

 Box 6. Folder 133. The Informed Delegate, '72, Number 1-Number 6. 

 Box 6. Folder 134. In the Public Interest (Institute of Politics in Mississippi), 1974 October-1975 August. 

 Box 6. Folder 134. Democracy in Mississippi: A Citizen's Guide to State of Local Government (Mississippi AFL-CIO) 

 Box 6. Folder 135. Mandate for Reform (A Report of the Commission Party Structure and delegate selection), 1970 April. 

 Box 6. Folder 135. A1, A2: How to be an Effective Delegate for Women (National Women's Political Caucus), undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 136. Southern Medicine (Southern Medical Association), 1973 December (Article by Dr. Paul S. Derian). 

 Box 7. Folder 136. Democratic Letter (Democratic National Committee), 1973 May 25. 

 Box 7. Folder 136. Advance Sheet, General Acts of the Regular Legislative Session (Mississippi),  Legislative Session 1970

 Box 7. Folder 136. Mississippi Corrupt Practices Act of 1935, 1964. 

 Box 7. Folder 136. Public Administration Survey (University of Mississippi), 1968 November-1973 March. 

 Box 7. Folder 136.  Fact: A Four-Letter Watchword from the Democratic National Committee, 1970 October 23. 

 Box 7. Folder 136. Voter Registration in the South (Southern Regional Council), Summer, 1968. 

 Box 7. Folder 136. The American Federationist: The Journal of American Labor, 1971 February. 

 Box 7. Folder 136. The New Repubic, 1972 March 25. 

 Box 7. Folder 136. Joe Rauth Testimonial, 1971 January 16. 

 Box 7. Folder 136. William R. Hamilton, Political Polling and Campaign Strategy, undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 137. Responsibility and Opportunity: The Democratic Party, 1973-1974, 1974 January. 

 Box 7. Folder 137. County Government: A Handbook for Community Groups (The Delta Ministry), 1975 June 3. 

 Box 7. Folder 137. 1970 Census of Population and Housing: Jackson Mississippi (US Bureau of the Census), 1972. 

 Box 7. Folder 138. Miscellaneous clippings, notes and other materials. 

Campaign materials: 

 Box 7. Folder 139. Bumper sticker, 1968-1973 and undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 139. Small placard, Stanley Arnold, 1972. 

 Artifacts 6.  Campaign lapel badges, 1972 and undated. 

 Artifacts 6. Campaign buttons, 1968, 1972. 

 Artifacts 6. Campaign matchbook, 1968. 

 OS 13. Maps: Voting Precincts, Jackson & Hinds County, 1971. 

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Series 3. Civic Communications Corporation. 

 Box 7. Folder 140. Correspondence, 1964 November 23-1969 September 10. 

 Box 7. Folder 141. Correspondence, 1969 October 16-1973 June 14. 

 Box 7. Folder 142. Correspondence, undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 143. Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law of Lamar Life Insurance Company, 1967 January 28. 

 Box 7. Folder 144. Application for license, 1969 March 11. (copy 1). 

 Box 7. Folder 145. Application for license, 1969 March 11. (copy 2). 

 Box 7. Folder 146.  Appeal by United Church of Christ, et al., United States Court of Appeals, 1969 March. 

 Box 7. Folder 147. Exhibits presented to the Federal Communciations Commission, volumes 1 and 2, 1971 February 17. 

 Box 7. Folder 148. Documents presented to the Federal Communications Commission, 1970 July 6. 

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Series 4. American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi. 

 Box 7. Folder 149. Correspondence and other materials, 1971-1974. 

 Box 7. Folder 150. Correspondence and other materials, undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 151. Recruitment of staff attorneys, 1973. 

 Box 7. Folder 152. Policy Guide of the American Civil Liberties Union, 1972 August 3. 

 Box 8. Folder 153. Watergate scandal: "A Report to the Prosecutor on Certain Aspects of the Watergate Affair", 1973 June 18. 

 Box 8. Folder 154. Watergate scandal: Correspondence and other materials, 1973 March 8-November 16. 

 SMO 41.  Publications: Civil Liberties, No. 278, 1971 May; No. 289, 1972 September. 

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Series 5. Mississippi Council on Human Relations. 

 Box 8. Folder 155. Newletters, 1967 December 13-1973 June and undated. 

 Box 8. Folder 156. Correspondence and other materials, 1966 February 24-1970 November 12. 

 Box 8. Folder 157. Correspondence and other materials, 1970 November 19-1975 October 17 and undated. 

 Box 8. Folder 158. Correspondence and other materials, undated. 

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Series 6. Southern Regional Council. 

 Box 8. Folder 159. Newsletters, 1970 December 15-1975 February. 

 Box 8. Folder 160. Annual meetings, 1974 November, 1975. 

 Box 8. Folder 161. Correspondence and other materials, 1969-1975 November 19 and undated. 

 Box 8. Folder 162. Reports and proposals, 1965, 1969-1971. 

 Box 8. Folder 163. Reports and proposals, 1973-1975. 

 Box 8. Folder 164. Reports and proposals, undated. 

 Box 8. Folder 164a. Publications: Dunbar, Anthony. (1969). The Will to Survive: A Study of a Mississippi Plantation Community Based on the Words of its Citizens;  New South, 1964 January, April; 1968 Summer (contains Derian article). 

 SMO 41. Publications: South Today, 1970 December-1972 September. 

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Series 7. Miscellaneous activites and materials. 

 Box 8. Folder 165. Systematic Training and Redevelopment (STAR, Incorporated): National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, hearings: Correspondence, 1970 October 19-1972 September 21 and undated. 

 Box 8. Folder 166. Systematic Training and Redevelopment (STAR, Incorporated): National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, hearings: Transcripts, 1970 December. 

 Box 8. Folder 167. Systematic Training and Redevelopment (STAR, Incorporated): Office of Economic Opportunity, non-funding hearings, 1971 August 31. 

 Box 8. Folder 168. Report on Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, 1968. 

 Box 9. Folder 169. Speeches and other materials, 1965-1972 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 170. Tornado disaster, 1971 March. 

 Box 9. Folder 171. Sociology and psychology of rioting, materials written by John P. Spiegel, M.D., 1968 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 172. Youth Legislative and Government Study Assembly, 1968. 

 Box 9. Folder 173. Mississippi Public Television, 1970 June 17-1975 February 25 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 174. National Committee for Support of the Public Schools, 1967. 

 Box 9. Folder 175. Family Aid Program, National Friends Service Committee, 1972 December. 

 Box 9. Folder 176. Pulpwood workers strike, Laurel, Mississippi, 1971-1973 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 177. League of Women Voters of Jackson, 1967-1972 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 178. L.Q.C. Lamar Society, 1970-1973. 

 Box 9. Folder 179. Parchman Penitentiary Reform Project, 1972-1973 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 180. The Public (informal human relations group), 1968. 

 Box 9. Folder 181. "The Making of the President, 1976", rough draft, (not Theodore White). 

 Box 9. Folder 182. Literature on religious-based social activism, 1968, 1970 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 183. Family Services Association, 1965-1969 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 184. School lunch program, undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 185. Jackson Sanitation Workers Union, 1972 and undated. 

Jackson State College shootings: 

 Box 9. Folder 186. Jackson State College shootings, 1970 and undated. 

 SMO 41.  Close Up, 1970 June. 

 SMO 41. Mississippi Press Forum, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1970 May-June. 

 SMO 41. Kudzu, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1970 May. 

 VMP 6.  Photographs, 1970. 

 Box 9. Folder 187. Jackson Urban League, 1965-1968 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 188. Delta Ministry, 1970-1972. 

 Box 9. Folder 189. Delta Ministry, 1972-1975 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 190. Jackson, Mississippi housing issues, 1968-1969 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 191. School desegregation, 1965-1972 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 192. Uncorrected proofs and other materials relating to book by Charles Evers, 1970 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 193. Operation Shoestring, 1968-1973 and undated. 

 Box 10. Folder 194. Jackson Area Head Start, 1965-1966 May. 

 Box 10. Folder 195. Jackson Area Head Start, 1966 June-December. 

 Box 10. Folder 196. Jackson Area Head Start, 1966-1967 and undated. 

 OS 13.  Jackson Area Head Start: Jackson map. 

 Box 10. Folder 197. Shooting of Marion N. Green, 1971. 

 Box 10. Folder 198. Miscellaneous correspondence, notes and other materials, 1953, 1968-1973, and undated. 

 Box 10. Folder 199. Miscellaneous clippings, 1965-1973 and undated. 

Mississippians for Public Education: 

 Box 10. Folder 200. Scrapbook: Newsletters, correspondence, speeches, and other materials, 1964-1966, 1969, and undated: 1. 

 Box 10. Folder 201. Scrapbook: Newsletters, correspondence, speeches, and other materials, 1964-1966, 1969, and undated: 2. 

 Box 10. Folder 202. Scrapbook: Newsletters, correspondence, speeches and other materials, 1964-1966, 1969 and undated: 3. 

 Box 10. Folder 203. Newspaper clippings, 1962-1969, and undated. 

 OS 13. "Public Education, The American Way of Life". Full-page letter with 900 signatures, Starkville Daily News, 1969 December 2. 

 VMP 6. Photographs: Mississippians for Public Education billboards. 

Publications: 

 Box 10. Folder 204. Boylan, Brian Richard (1971). The Legal Rights of Women

 Box 10. Folder 204. Office of Economic Opportunity (1972). Federal Outlays in Mississippi

 SMO 41. AFL-CIO News, Vol. 18, No. 5, 1973 February 3. 

 SMO 41. Mississippi Council on Human Relations, The Interpreter: The Truth About Mississippi's Hungry Children, circa 1968. 

 SMO 41.  The Drummer, Vol. 1, No. 5, 1971, July 15. 

 SMO 41. Mississippi Freelance, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1969 April-Vol. 1, No. 12, 1970 March. 

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Series 8. Audio tapes. 

 AV 4. Interview with Vice-President Hubert Humphrey by Gene Gibbons, 1968 election campaign. 

 AV 4. Recordings of Derian phone conversations with Democratic Party officials and others regarding party affairs and Mississippi topics; news broadcasts regarding Jackson State College shootings, Democratic Party; speech, press conference regarding elections; Evers campaign meeting, 1970-1973. (12) 

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